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10 metro areas with smallest, largest gender wage gaps for physicians

Male physicians earned $1.25 for every $1 earned by female physicians in 2018, according to data from Doximity, a social network for physicians.

Despite this significant wage gap, Doximity data suggests the pay differential may be narrowing. The physician gender wage gap was 27.7 percent in 2017, 2.5 percentage points higher than in 2018. Using self-reported compensation data from 90,000 U.S. physicians who practice at least 40 hours per week, Doximity mapped the physician gender wage gap by metropolitan statistical areas. 

Here are the top five metro areas with the smallest gender wage gap for physicians in 2018, according to Doximity:

  1. Birmingham, Ala. — Female physicians earn 9 percent less than their male counterparts
  2. Bridgeport, Conn. — 10 percent
  3. Milwaukee — 14 percent
  4. Seattle — 15 percent
  5. Jacksonville, Fla. — 16 percent

Here are the five metro areas where the gender wage gap for physicians was largest in 2018, according to Doximity:

  1. Louisville, Ky. / Jefferson County, Ind. — Female physicians earn 40 percent less than their male counterparts
  2. New Orleans — 32 percent
  3. Austin, Texas — 31 percent
  4. Hartford, Conn. — 31 percent
  5. Dallas — 31 percent

 

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